23rd May 2012
Iran recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan over Eurovision ‘gay parade’ 38
8:11 PM — Iran has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan, having accused the Eurovision 2012 host of staging a 'gay parade' for the flamboyant contest this Saturday.
Video: Prime Minister’s closest aide, Desmond Swayne MP, comes @Out4Marriage 31
4:49 PM — The Tory MP for New Forest West, and the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the David Cameron, Desmond Swayne, has recorded a message for the Out4Marriage campaign.
Gay penguin couple given their own egg to rear 34
3:13 PM — Two gay Gentoo Penguins, that have for six years yearned to be parents, have been given their own egg to rear in Madrid, reports say.
In Photos: Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego 8
2:08 PM — A street in San Diego, California has been renamed in honour of the gay rights activist, Harvey Milk, on what would have been his 82nd birthday.
Tory Justice Minister, Crispin Blunt, is @Out4Marriage 22
1:43 PM — The Tory MP for Reigate constituency in Surrey, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Prisons and Youth Justice, Crispin Blunt, has recorded a video for the @Out4Marriage campaign, adding to the ever-growing collection of videos from celebrities and politicians for the campaign.
Gay superhero in Astonishing X-Men to get married to his partner 24
11:54 AM — The Marvel comic-strip, X-Men, is to feature its first same-sex wedding, as an openly gay superhero proposed to his boyfriend in an issue that went on sale this week.
Nick Clegg warns Tories against backing down on equal marriage 65
11:05 AM — Just as Owen Paterson, the Tory Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, became the first cabinet minister to oppose equal marriage, Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Deputy Prime Minister, has issued a warning to the Conservatives not to back down on the introduction of marriage equality.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, opposed to equal marriage 89
10:42 AM — The Tory MP Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has become the first cabinet member to publicly declare his opposition to marriage equality.